Florence Fee formed the international risk management firm, FC FEE Intl Inc., in 2001 in order to bring the business/political risk management expertise of the international upstream oil and gas industry to other companies entering newly emerging markets in areas of significant risk, instability or uncertainty. She has over 25 years experience in working for two of the world’s foremost energy multinationals in management roles in some of the industry’s most successful energy ventures of the past two decades, including in Russia, Kazakhstan, Angola, Nigeria, Sudan and Papua New Guinea.
Ms. Fee joined Mobil Corporation in 1997 as President of Mobil Russia Ventures to head the firm’s Russia upstream business based in Moscow. For four years living and working in Moscow, she steered Mobil’s Sakhalin 3 Kirinsky Block project through the Russian governmental approval process securing Duma approval for production sharing status for that project in May 2000.
Prior to joining Mobil, she worked for Chevron Corporation for over 20 years. In 1993 Ms. Fee was a member of the first management team in the world-class Tengizchevroil joint venture based in Tengiz, Kazakhstan developing the huge Caspian oil field in the largest energy venture in the Former Soviet Union. Her responsibilities as Manager of Government Affairs including negotiating with the Kazakhstan Government, the Atyrau Oblast Administration on issues related to operations, local government and overseeing the venture’s sizeable social development program for local community development.
In Chevron, Ms. Fee held steadily increasing positions of responsibility beginning as a tax attorney in the Corporate Tax Department, then moving to the Company’s international upstream affiliate Chevron Overseas Petroleum in 1981 where she was senior contract attorney for the Negotiations and Contracts Department responsible for contract review. During that time she was part of a small management team that directed Chevron’s pioneering oil exploration success in the East African country of Sudan in the 1980s. Her responsibilities grew as she was made Manager of External Affairs for COPI responsible for the oil major’s worldwide upstream political risk management. She was instrumental in guiding the strategic planning and risk management on the Cabinda Angola project, Niger Delta oil exploration production operations and the Tengiz project.
Ms. Fee has a Juris Doctor in Law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, a Master’s of Science degree in International Economics from Golden Gate University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Manhattanville College in New York, and is a qualified member of the State Bar of California. She has US and EU (Ireland) citizenship, and is fluent in Russian and French.